Unity Is Possible In Nigeria, I Make It Happen In My Family – Atiku

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has reportedly stated that Nigeria is trapped in the web of poverty, insecurity and bad governance, adding that a united Nigeria is possible if all Nigerians were treated fairly and equally.

Atiku reportedly disclosed this during a lecture on Thursday organised by Arewaedia and Development Forum in Kaduna.

According to him, “I don’t see any Nigerian as Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba. When I see you, I see you as a Nigerian and I expect the best from you. That is why I didn’t select where I should marry from. I married women from diverse backgrounds because I don’t look at their backgrounds.  I only see them as wonderful Nigerian women. My children have brothers and sisters from different backgrounds and that is why I am confident that a strongly united Nigeria is possible because I made it happen in my family.”

He noted that, “All Nigerians are equal and supposed to be treated equally; unity is not about homogeneity, but by accepting the diversity in differences between us. This kind of unity cannot be achieved by accident; there must be strategic efforts to promote unity.”

Atiku stated that, “Language is another primary source of disunity; that is why I recommend a national law to mandate every Nigerian to speak one more language from another region of the country, so that we can connect and appreciate things we share in common.”

He maintained that, “Our common enemies do not recognise who is from the South or North, Muslim or a Christian. If we stand divided we will be trapped by the enemy. We can only escape if we work together.”

He continued that, “Unity is your strength; as long as you stay united no harm can come our way. Just like the pigeons we are all trapped in the net of poverty, insecurity, backwardness and bad governance and the only thing that can save us from this trap is unity.”


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